Wayne E. Von Lanken, 86, of Springfield, died at 6:50 pm, Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born November 3, 1926 in Douglas County, Illinois to Hans Alfred and Almeda Marie Frohm Von Lanken. Wayne had two previous marriages Mary Lou Cutright and Marjorie Kern. He had a long term relationship with Keetra Geriets.
Survivors include one sister, Waunetta Hood of Charleston; two daughters, Sherry Von Lanken of Springfield and Tamela (Mark) Robinson of Waggoner; four sons, Stanton (Janet) Von Lanken of Mattoon, Steve (Carol) Von Lanken, Daniel (Donna) Von Lanken and Duane (Adam Wilson) Von Lanken all of Springfield; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant daughter, Marsha Von Lanken and one sister Helen Von Lanken.
Mr. Von Lanken was a US Army Veteran serving in the Philippines during WWII. He worked as a Budget Analyst for the State of Illinois, retiring in 1990. Wayne was of the Lutheran faith. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed camping, fishing and outdoor sports.
Visitation: 10—11 am, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 3 pm, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Arcola Cemetery with Carol Von Lanken officiating and where military honors will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
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